Friday Notions #65

The purpose of this blog is to help writers with their work, to be museful or perhaps instrumental in unclogging thoughts. To this end, I am providing a daily question, beginning sentence, beginning paragraph, prompt, and word-of-the-day to stimulate your “little gray cells.”

Question: If you are not like your father or your mother, what relative are you like?

Sentence: One or two storms does not a drought break, thought Henry, as the sky darkened over his parched crops.

Paragraph: Armed with two buckets full of hot vinegar water, Amy headed for her targets – two fire ant mounds, which the rain had caused to appear. She hated the creatures, feeling they were one of God’s mistakes. Having tried all the ineffective pesticides and gadgets, boiling water and vinegar seemed to keep the enemy at bay so Allie and Andy could play outside in relative safety. She had no false hope of permanently eradicating the biting insects, but at least she would kill as many as possible on her property. Slowly emptying the steaming buckets, she felt heroic, ridding the world of mini menacers that dared harm her children. She wished they could feel the pain and agony of death and send out warnings to stay away from this zone in their last milliseconds of life. With hands on hips, she tossed her head back and laughed villainously.

Prompt: List five non-relatives you are glad were born.

Word of the Day: vespertine adj 1 : of, relating to, or occurring in the evening  2 : active, flowing, or flourishing in the evening : CREPUSCULAR (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, 2011)

If your work needs a title, tweaking, or critiquing, please do not hesitate to ask. Cyranette is here for you.


About Cyranette

I have been writing since I was 11 and am now a grandmother of 9. Aside from my family, I love writing, reading, movies, gardening, genealogy, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 19 years. I am a survivor of rape, abuse, and cancer. I believe in love, kindness, and common sense. I was born/raised in Indiana and have lived in Massachusetts, Texas, and California. I have visited: most of the United States, British Columbia, Germany, Austria, and Costa Rica. My husband and I would like to visit England, Europe, and New Zealand and to take a train ride along the Canadian/American border. I have written essays, articles, short stories, a romance novel, a self-help book, and several children's books.
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